Coming up with birthday party ideas is stressful business. Kids are pretty simple when it comes down to it; give them some good food and a fun activity, and they couldn’t be happier. So then why are children’s birthday parties so stressful? The thing is, parents often make these occasions much more complicated than they need to be. Moms who study Pinterest boards determine that they have to have a professional-looking homemade four-layer cake, handmade party favors and an exciting activity that no one else has ever done before. But to your child, none of that really matters!
Low-Stress Birthday Party Ideas
Here are a few ways to make sure your child’s birthday party is perfect – and best of all, not stressful!
Keep Your Kiddo in Mind
This seems like a given, but many parents fail to tailor their party to their child’s personality and temperament. For instance, if your child is more reserved, don’t have a karaoke party!
Keep the Numbers Down
No, you’re not required to invite your child’s entire school (or even his grade!). Make a list of your child’s closest friends and limit your party to these – your kiddo will have a great time with her best friends.
No need to stress with formal invitations; these days, everything is digital, so why not make your party invitations the same? An email invitation is the perfect way to invite friends to a simple party.
Let Someone Else Do It
Sure, you can make all the food, plan the activities and herd the kiddos around, but why would you want to? Want a really great birthday party idea? Choose an all-inclusive option, like FLIPnOUT! We’ll take care of the food, the activities and even the cake! There’s no simpler way to celebrate.
Combine With Another Family
Does your kiddo’s BFF have a birthday around the same time? Simplify by combining parties! After all, two sets of scrambling parents are better than one!
And the most important low-stress birthday party idea?
Have fun! And don’t forget – they’re just kids! Let us know if you have a low-stress birthday party idea!